The Power of Intention

Posted by Holly Stokes on July 12th, 2014
Anna was living in Colorado and was tired of being a sales rep for health food stores.
She was tired of working for other people. We were talking one day about her plans.

Anna said, “I want a job that is fun and creative. I want to work with people. I want variety, I want it to be different everyday. I only want to work a few hours every day. I want to be in charge of my schedule. I want….” She went on with her list.

In the back of my mind I was thinking, “Oh honey – I don’t think you can find all that.”

But the Coach part of me knows not to limit a person’s dreams. So I stayed supportive.

A few months later, she called me from Las Vegas.

She said, “Guess what I found everything I wanted. I dress up as Tinkerbell and walk up and down the Las Vegas strip and people give me money to take pictures with them. It’s fun, it’s creative, it’s different everyday, I work just a few hours in the evening and I love working with people.”

And Tinkerbell was born.

She went on, “I decided what I wanted and I wrote it down everyday in my journal for a month. Then when I moved to Las Vegas I was looking for part time gigs and found a temp job dressing up as a chorus girl in front of the casinos. I figured out if I had my own costume, I wouldn’t have to work for anyone and I could keep all my tips.”

When you create an intention, you tune your brain to be open to that possibility. As you focus on your intention you tell your unconscious mind to be on the lookout for what you desire.

You don’t need to know the how, all you need to know is the essence of what you want.

Then your mind becomes more aware of the opportunities that match and fill your desire. And you’re more likely to take action when the opportunity shows up.

What would you like to see in your life? How will you use intention?

Now the problem with intention is that it only works if you don’t have unconscious mental blocks.

If Anna had the mental block, “you can’t do what you love” it’s quite unlikely that she would have found the answer to what she was looking for.

How do you know if you have unconscious mental blocks, because they are unconscious – right?

I’m glad you asked. These unconscious mental blocks are the reason we stay stuck or struggle with the same goals over and over again. If you are not getting the results you want, you probably have an unconscious mental block.

Because these are unconscious – outside our conscious awareness, I recently developed a series of quizes to help you identify your unconscious mental blocks.

In the next month I will set it up on the website, but for now, you can read more about mental blocks and unconscious programs on my homepage:

Sign up for my email list and you will get the Beliefs Quiz free as a way of identifying your unconscious programs.

Take the Beliefs Quiz and then call me for a free consultation.

Here’s to Your Health, Happiness, and Success,

Holly Stokes, The Brain Trainer

Do you deserve to get what you want?

Posted by Holly Stokes on September 17th, 2010

You know this old idea of worthy and deserving? I was thinking about it last month because it came up for me as a block against moving my business forward. I didn’t think it was there, but alas, another layer of it. As I reflected about this idea, I realized a few things.

What are the hard and fast rules of being worthy or deserving? there aren’t any, worthy and deserving is a judgement- if its a judgement, someone must be deciding…

So, Who is it that decides who is worthy and deserving? If something is worthy and deserving – its just a person’s opinion. There are as many opinions on this planet as there are people.

Even to  say – yes I am worthy- you are still missing the mark. Its based on the presumption that some people are more deserving than others, that some people are more valuable than others.  At the core level, we are all souls on the same journey of learning and growing. As you look at people for the value of their soul- we are all priceless, and there is no judgement.

As I worked with a client today to change an old belief, the new belief that came out of the process was, “I create and define my worth and value.”

How much better to recognize your own responsibility in defining what’s important to you, what holds value for your life, and living up to that aspiration on your own terms rather than living by someone else’s rules or opinions.

How often do we let other’s opinions and ideas define us, or limit us?

Maybe its time to let go of old judgements. Maybe its time to see ourselves and the world of people as souls on the same journey. The judgements you hold for others are the same judgements you hold for yourself.

If you look at people with that perspective, you might ask the question I asked, “why then do some have more than others?” My answer through the eyes of soul: Focus

Its an attracting universe – we get what we focus on.

So, I choose not to believe in the old idea of  “worthy and deserving” and to believe instead in the priceless values of souls, travelers on the same journey, and the question is really: What do you want to grow in the world – that’s where you put your focus.

Rethink your Possibilities

Posted by admin on January 22nd, 2010

It’s time to rethink your possibilities. We are living in a very exciting time, when the boundaries of our world are constantly being tested and redefined. Old ideas and beliefs about the world and who we are in it are rapidly changing and new possibilities are presenting themselves. There are examples of all extremes present in every facet of life. Even during times of recession, there are examples of those who are struggling as well as examples of those who are doing very well. The money doesn’t just go away (more…)